Published Research by Date

2015 Research

Sylvia, Louisa G., Bui, Eric, Baier, Allison L., Mehta, Darshan H., Denninger, John W., Fricchione, Gregory L., Casey, Aggie, Kagan, Leslee, Park, Elyse R., Simon, Naomi M. Resilient Warrior: A Stress Management Group to Improve Psychological Health in Service Members. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Nov 2015; 4 (6): View the abstract

Stahl, James E., Dossett, Michelle L., LaJoie, A. Scott, Denninger, John W., Mehta, Darshan H., Goldman, Roberta, Fricchione, Gregory L., Benson, Herbert.  Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization.  PLoS One.  2015 October 13; 10.1371: View the abstract

Kuo, Bhasin, Jacquart, Scult, Slipp, Riklin, Lepoutre, Comosa, Norton, Dassatti, Rosenblum, Thurler, Surjanhata, Hasheminejad, Kagan, Slawsby, Rao, Macklin, Fricchione, Benson, Libermann, Korzenik, Denninger JW.  Genomic and clinical effects associated with a relaxation response mind-body intervention in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 30;10(4): View the pub med abstract

Wilcher, Marilyn, Wilson, Kent, Ph.D., Denninger, John W., M.D., Ph.D., Drewel, Emily, Riklin, Eric, Saul, Southey, Fricchione, Gregory, M.D., and Benson, Herbert, M.D.,
Teacher-led Relaxation Response Curriculum in an Urban High School: Impact on Student Behavioral Health and Classroom Environment. View the Abstract

Park ER, Smith KB, Merker VL, Muzikansky A, Vranceanu AM, Wang DL, Plotkin SR.  Examining perceived cancer risk among patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. J Neurooncol. 2015 Mar;122(1):127-33. View the pub med abstract 

Scult M, Haime V, Jacquart J, Takahashi J, Moscowitz B, Webster A, Denninger JW, Mehta DH, A healthy aging program for older adults: effects on self-efficacy and morale  Adv Mind Body Med. 2015 Winter;29(1):26-33. View the pub med abstract

Vranceanu AM, Merker VL, Park ER, Plotkin SR. Quality of life among children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis 1: a systematic review of the literature J Neurooncol. 2015 Apr;122(2):219-28 View the pub med abstract

Perez GK, Haime V, Jackson V, Chittenden E, Mehta DH, Park ER. Promoting Resiliency among Palliative Care Clinicians: Stressors, Coping Strategies, and Training Needs. J Palliat Med. 2015 Feb 25;View the pub med abstract

Miller, KM, Chad-Friedman, E, Haime, V, Mehta, DH, Lepoutre, V, Gilburd, D, Peltier-Saxe, D, Lilley, C, Benson, H, Fricchione, GL, Denninger, JW, Yeung, A. The effectiveness of a brief mind-body intervention for treating Depression in community health center patients. Global Adv Health Med. 2015;4(2):30-35. View the pub med abstract

2014 Research

Niles H, Mehta DH, Corrigan AA, Bhasin MK, Denninger JW. Functional genomics in the study of mind-body therapies Ochsner. J. 2014 Winter;14(4):681-95. View the pub med abstract

Dossett ML, Davis RB, Lembo AJ, Yeh GY. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by US Adults With Gastrointestinal Conditions: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov; 109(11): 1705-11. PMID: 25001257. View the pub med abstract

Vranceanu AM, Merker VL, Plotkin SR, Park ER. The relaxation response resiliency program (3RP) in patients with neurofibromatosis 1, neurofibromatosis 2, and schwannomatosis: results from a pilot study. J Neurooncol. 2014 Oct; 120(1): 103-9. PMID: 25022450. View the Pub Med abstract

Yeung A, Slipp LE, Niles H, Jacquart J, Chow CL, Fava M, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL. Effectiveness of the relaxation response-based group intervention for treating depressed chinese american immigrants: a pilot study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Sep; 11(9): 9186-201. PMID: 25198683 View the PubMed abstract

Huffman JC, DuBois CM, Mastromauro CA, Moore SV, Park ER. Positive psychological states and health behaviors in acute coronary syndrome patients: A qualitative study. J Health Psychol. 2014 Aug; pii: 1359105314544135. PMID: 25114026. View the PubMed abstract

Wang F, Lee EK, Wu T, Benson H, Fricchione G, Wang W, Yeung AS. The effects of tai chi on depression, anxiety, and psychological well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Aug; 21(4): 605-17. PMID: 24078491. View the PubMed abstract

Vranceanu AM, Gonzalez A, Niles H, Fricchione G, Baim M, Yeung A, Denninger JW, Park ER. Exploring the effectiveness of a modified comprehensive mind-body intervention for medical and psychologic symptom relief. Psychosomatics. 2014 Jul-Aug; 55(4): 386-91. PMID: 24751118. View the PubMed abstract

Heidt T, Sager HB, Courties G, Dutta P, Iwamoto Y, Zaltsman A, von Zur Muhlen C, Bode C, Fricchione GL, Denninger J, Lin CP, Vinegoni C, Libby P, Switski FK, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M. Chronic variable stress activates hematopoietic stem cells. Nat Med. 2014 Jul; 20(7): 754-58. PMID: 24952646. View the PubMed abstract

Britton WB, Lepp NE, Niles HF, Rocha T, Fisher NE, Gold JS. A randomized controlled pilot trial of classroom-based mindfulness meditation compared to an active control condition in sixth-grade children. J Sch Psychol. 2014 Jun; 52(3): 263-78. PMID: 24930819. View the PubMed abstract

Vranceanu AM, Bachoura A, Weening A, Vrahas M, Smith RM, Ring D. Psychological factors predict disability and pain intensity after skeletal trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb; 96(3): e20. PMID: 24500592. View the PubMed abstract

Huffman JC, DuBois CM, Healy BC, Boehm JK, Kashdan TB, Celano CM, Denninger JW, Lyubomirsky S. Feasibility and utility of positive psychology exercises for suicidal inpatients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Jan-Feb; 36(1): 88-94. PMID: 24230461. View the PubMed abstract

Jacquart J, Miller KM, Radossi A, Haime V, Macklin E, Gilburd D, Nelson Oliver M, Mehta DH, Yeung A, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Denninger JW. The effectiveness of a community-based, mind-body group for symptoms of depression and anxiety. Advances in Mind Body Medicine. 2014; 28(3): 6-13. PMID: 25141353. View the PubMed abstract

2013 Research

Park ER, Traeger L, Willet J, Gerade B, Webster A, Rastegar S, Denninger JW, Lee JM. A relaxation response training for women undergoing breast biopsy: exploring integrated care. Breast. 2013 Oct; 22(5): 799-805. PMID: 23587450. View the PubMed abstract

Dossett ML, Kohatsu W, Nunley W, Mehta D, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Yeh G. A medical student elective promoting humanism, communication skills, complementary and alternative medicine and physician self-care: an evaluation of the HEART program. Explore (NY). 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5): 292-98. PMID: 24021470. View the PubMed abstract

Vranceanu AM, Merker VL, Park E, Plotkin SR. Quality of life among adult patients with neurofibromatosis 1, neurofibromatosis 2 and schwannomatosis: a systematic review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2013 Sep; 114(3): 257-62. PMID: 23817811. View the PubMed abstract

Alert MD, Rastegar S, Foret M, Slipp L, Jacquart J, Macklin E, Baim M, Fricchione G, Benson H, Denninger J, Yeung A. The effectiveness of a comprehensive mind body weight loss intervention for overweight and obese adults: a pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2013 Aug; 21(4): 286-93. PMID 23876558. View the PubMed abstract

Bhasin MK, Dusek JA, Chang BH, Denninger JW, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Libermann TA. Relaxation response induces temporal transcriptome changes in energy metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways. PLoS One. 2013 May; 8(5): e62817. PMID: 23650531. View the PubMed abstract

Tilt AC, Werner PD, Brown DF, Alam HB, Warshaw AL, Parry BA, Jazbar B, Booker A, Stangenberg L, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Lillemoe KD, Conrad C. Low degree of formal education and musical experience predict degree of music-induced stress reduction in relatives and friends of patients: a single-center, randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg. 2013 May; 257(5): 834-8. PMID: 23574990. View the PubMed abstract

Park ER, Traeger L, Vranceanu AM, Scult M, Lerner JA, Benson H, Denninger J, Fricchione GL. The development of a patient-centered program based on the relaxation response: the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (3RP). Psychosomatics. 2013 Mar-Apr; 54(2): 165-74. PMID: 23352048. View the PubMed abstract

Esch T, Fricchione GL, Joos S, Teut M. Self-care, stress management, and primary care: from salutogenesis and health promotion to mind-body medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 327415. PMID: 24489582. View the PubMed abstract

Wang F, Man JK, Wu T, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Wang W, Yeung A. The effects of qigong on anxiety, depression, and psychological well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 152738. PMID: 23401706. View the PubMed abstract

Yeung A, Slipp LE, Jacquart J, Fava M, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL. The treatment of depressed chinese americans using qigong in a health care setting: a pilot study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 168784. PMID: 2360836. View the PubMed abstract

Bhasin, Manoj K., Dusek, Jeffery A., Chang, Bei-Hung Chang, Joseph, Marie G., Denninger, John W., Fricchione, Gregory L. Fricchione, Benson, Herbert, Libermann, Towia A. "Relaxation Response Induces Temporal Transcriptome Changes in Energy Metabolism, Insulin Secretion and Inflammatory Pathways." PLOS One, 2013, May 1 View PLOS One abstract

2012 Research

Hoge EA, Ivkovic A, Fricchione GL. Generalized anxiety disorder: diagnosis and treatment. BMJ. 2012 Nov; 345: e7500. PMID: 23187094. View the PubMed abstract

Bonab AA, Fricchione JG, Gorantla S, Vitalo AG, Auster ME, Levine SJ, Scichilone JM, Hedge M, Foote W, Fricchione GL, Denninger JW, Yarmush DM, Fischman AJ, Yarmush ML, Levine JB. Isolation rearing significantly perturbs brain metabolism in the thalamus and hippocampus. Neuroscience. 2012 Oct; 223: 457-64. PMID: 22835621. View the PubMed abstract

Yeung A, Lepoutre V, Wayne P, Yeh G, Slipp LE, Fava M, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL. Tai chi treatment for depression in Chinese Americans: a pilot study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct; 91(10): 863-70. PMID: 22790795. View the PubMed abstract

Dubois CM, Beach SR, Kashdan TB, Nyer MB, Park ER, Celano CM, Huffman JC. Positive psychological attributes and cardiac outcomes: associations, mechanisms, and interventions. Psychosomatics. 2012 Jul-Aug; 53(4): 303-18. PMID: 22748749. View the PubMed abstract

Foret MM, Scult M, Wilcher M, Chudnofsky R, Malloy L, Hasheminejad N, Park ER. “Integrating a relaxation response-based curriculum into a public high school in Massachusetts.” J Adolesc. 2012 Apr;35(2):325-32.
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Yeung A, Lepoutre V, Wayne P, Yeh G, Slipp LE, Fava M, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL. “Tai Chi Treatment for Depression in Chinese Americans: A Pilot Study.” Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]
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Psaros C, Kagan L, Auba E, Alert M, Park ER. A brief report of depressive symptoms and health promoting behaviors among women with infertility attending a clinical mind-body program. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Mar; 33(1): 32-6. PMID: 22214290. View the PubMed abstract

Vitalo AG, Gorantla S, Fricchione JG, Scichilone JM, Camacho J, Niemi SM, Denninger JW, Benson H, Yarmush ML, Levine JB. Environmental enrichment with nesting material accelerates wound healing in isolation-reared rats. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Jan; 226(2): 606-12. PMID: 22008380. View the PubMed abstract

Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. The feasibility and impact of delivering a mind-body intervention in a virtual world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3): e33843. PMID: 22470483. View the PubMed abstract

2011 Research

Chang BH, Dusek JA, Benson H. Psychobiological changes from relaxation response elicitation: long-term practitioners vs. novices. Psychosomatics. 2011 Nov-Dec; 52(6): 550-559. PMID: 22054625. View the PubMed abstract

Rosenblatt LE, Gorantla S, Torres JA, Yarmush RS, Rao S, Park ER, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Bernstein B, Levine JB. Relaxation response-based yoga improves functioning in young children with autism: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Nov; 17(11): 1029-35. PMID: 21992466. View the PubMed abstract

Denninger JW, van Nieuwenhuizen AO, Wisniewski SR, Luther JF, Trivedi MH, Rush AJ, Gollan JK, Pizzagalli DA, Fava M. Changes in depressive symptoms and social functioning in the sequenced treatment alternatives to relieve depression study. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Oct; 199(10): 807-10. PMID: 21964277. View the PubMed abstract

Huffman JC, Mastromauro CA, Boehm JK, Seabrook R, Fricchione GL, Denninger JW, Lyubomirsky S. Development of a positive psychology intervention for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. Heart Int. 2011 Oct; 6(2): e14. PMID: 23825741. View the PubMed abstract

Beard C, Stason WB, Wang Q, Manola J, Dean-Clower E, Dusek JA, Decristofaro S, Webster A, Doherty-Gilman AM, Rosenthal DS, Benson H. Effects of complementary therapies on clinical outcomes in patients being treated with radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Cancer. 2011 Jan; 117(1): 96-102. PMID: 20803609.

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2010 Research

Samuelson M, Foret M, Baim M, Lerner J, Fricchione G, Benson H, Dusek J, Yeung A (2010). "Exploring the effectiveness of a comprehensive mind-body intervention for medical symptom relief." J Altern Complement Med 16(2): 187-92.
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2009 (and earlier) Research

Vitalo A, Fricchione J, Casali M, Berdichevsky Y, Hoge EA, Rauch SL, Berthiaume F, Yarmush ML, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Levine JB. (2009). "Nest making and oxytocin comparably promote wound healing in isolation reared rats." PLoS One 4(5): e5523.
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Dusek JA, Hibberd PL, Buczynski B, Chang BH, Dusek KC, Johnston JM, Wohlhueter AL, Benson H, Zusman RM. (2008). "Stress management versus lifestyle modification on systolic hypertension and medication elimination: a randomized trial." J Altern Complement Med 14(2): 129-38.
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Dusek JA, Otu HH, Wohlhueter AL, Bhasin M, Zerbini LF, Joseph MG, Benson H, Libermann TA. (2008). "Genomic counter-stress changes induced by the relaxation response." PLoS One 3(7): e2576.
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Benson H, Dusek JA, Sherwood JB, Lam P, Bethea CF, Carpenter W, Levitsky S, Hill PC, Clem DW Jr, Jain MK, Drumel D, Kopecky SL, Mueller PS, Marek D, Rollins S, Hibberd PL. (2006). "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: a multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer." Am Heart J 151(4): 934-42.
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Dusek JA, Chang BH, Zaki J, Lazar S, Deykin A, Stefano GB, Wohlhueter AL, Hibberd PL, Benson H. (2006). "Association between oxygen consumption and nitric oxide production during the relaxation response." Med Sci Monit 12(1): CR1-10.
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Galvin JA, Benson H, Deckro GR, Fricchione GL, Dusek JA. (2006). "The relaxation response: reducing stress and improving cognition in healthy aging adults." Complement Ther Clin Pract 12(3): 186-91.
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Stefano GB, Fricchione GL, Esch T. (2006). "Relaxation: molecular and physiological significance." Med Sci Monit 12(9): HY21-31.
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Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Wasserman RH, Gray JR, Greve DN, Treadway MT, McGarvey M, Quinn BT, Dusek JA, Benson H, Rauch SL, Moore CI, Fischl B. (2005). "Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness." Med Sci Monit 9(2): RA23-34.
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Peng, C, Henry, I, Mietus, J, Hausdorff, J, Khalsa, G, Benson, H, Goldberger, A. (2004). "Heart rate dynamics during three forms of meditation" Int J Cardiol 95: 19-27.
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Esch, T, Guarna, M, Bianchi, E, Zhu, W, Stefano, G. (2004). "Commonalities in the central nervous system’s involvement with complementary medical therapies: limbic morphinergic processes." Med Sci Monit 9(2): RA23-34.
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Schaffer, SD and Yucha, CB (2004). "Relaxation & pain management: the relaxation response can play a role in managing chronic and acute pain." Am J Nurs 104(8): 75-6, 78-9, 81-2.
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Esch, T, Fricchione, GL et al. (2003). "The therapeutic use of the relaxation response in stress-related diseases." Med Sci Monit 9(2): RA23-34.
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Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "The role of stress in neurodegenerative diseases and mental disorders." Neuro Endocrinol Lett 23(3): 199-208.
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Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "Stress-related diseases -- a potential role for nitric oxide." Med Sci Monit 8(6): RA103-18.
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Esch, T, Stefano, GB et al. (2002). "Stress in cardiovascular diseases." Med Sci Monit 8(5): RA93-RA101.
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Keefer, L and Blanchard, EB (2002). "A one year follow-up of relaxation response meditation as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome." Behav Res Ther 40(5): 541-6.
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Conboy, L, Domar, A et al. (2001). "Women at mid-life: symptoms, attitudes, and choices, an internet based survey." Maturitas 38(2): 129-36.
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Keefer, L and Blanchard, EB (2001). "The effects of relaxation response meditation on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: results of a controlled treatment study." Behav Res Ther 39(7): 801-11.
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Nakao, M, Fricchione, G et al. (2001). "Anxiety is a good indicator for somatic symptom reduction through behavioral medicine intervention in a mind/body medicine clinic." Psychother Psychosom 70(1): 50-7.
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Nakao, M, Myers, P et al. (2001). "Somatization and symptom reduction through a behavioral medicine intervention in a mind/body medicine clinic." Behav Med 26(4): 169-76.
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Domar, AD, Clapp, D et al. (2000). "Impact of group psychological interventions on pregnancy rates in infertile women." Fertil Steril 73(4): 805-11.
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Domar, AD, Clapp, D et al. (2000). "The impact of group psychological interventions on distress in infertile women." Health Psychol 19(6): 568-75.
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Lazar SW, Bush G, Gollub RL, Fricchione GL, Khalsa G, Benson H. (2000). "Functional brain mapping of the relaxation response and meditation." Neuroreport 11(7): 1581-5.
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Jacobs, GD, Benson, H et al. (1996). "Perceived benefits in a behavioral-medicine insomnia program: a clinical report." Am J Med 100(2): 212-6.
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Mandle, CL, Jacobs, SC et al. (1996). "The efficacy of relaxation response interventions with adult patients: a review of the literature." J Cardiovasc Nurs 10(3): 4-26.
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Mittleman, MA, Maclure, M et al. (1995). "Triggering of acute myocardial infarction onset by episodes of anger. Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study Investigators." Circulation 92(7): 1720-5.
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Deckro, JP, Domar, AD et al. (1993). "Clinical application of the relaxation response in women's health. AWHONNS "Clin Issues Perinat Womens Health Nurs 4(2): 311-9.
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Domar, AD, Zuttermeister, PC et al. (1993). "The psychological impact of infertility: a comparison with patients with other medical conditions." J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 14 Suppl:45-52.
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Jacobs, GD, H., B et al.(1993). "Home-based central nervous system assessment of multifactor behavioral intervention for chronic sleep-onset insomnia." Behav Ther 24:159-74.

Jacobs, GD, Rosenberg, PA et al. (1993). "Multifactor behavioral treatment of chronic sleep-onset insomnia using stimulus control and the relaxation response. A preliminary study." Behav Modif 17(4): 498-509.
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Domar, AD, Broome, A et al. (1992). "The prevalence and predictability of depression in infertile women." Fertil Steril 58(6): 1158-63.
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Domar, AD, Zuttermeister, PC et al. (1992). ""Psychological improvement in infertile women after behavioral treatment: a replication." "Fertil Steril 58(1): 144-7.
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Caudill, M, Schnable, R et al. (1991). "Decreased clinic use by chronic pain patients: response to behavioral medicine intervention." Clin J Pain 7(4): 305-10.
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Domar, AD, Seibel, MM et al. (1990). "The mind/body program for infertility: a new behavioral treatment approach for women with infertility." Fertil Steril 53(2): 246-9.
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Goodale, IL, Domar, AD et al. (1990). "Alleviation of premenstrual syndrome symptoms with the relaxation response." Obstet Gynecol 75(4): 649-55.
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Mandle, CL, Domar, AD et al. (1990). "Relaxation response in femoral angiography." Radiology 174(3 Pt 1): 737-9.
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Leserman, J, Stuart, E et al. (1989). "Nonpharmacologic intervention for hypertension: Long term follow up." J Cardiopulmonary Rehabil 9:316-24.

Leserman, J, Stuart, EM et al. (1989). "The efficacy of the relaxation response in preparing for cardiac surgery." Behav Med 15(3): 111-7.
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Domar, AD, Noe, JM et al. (1987). "The preoperative use of the relaxation response with ambulatory surgery patients." J Human Stress 13(3): 101-7.
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Stuart, EM, Caudill, M et al. (1987). "Nonpharmacologic treatment of hypertension: a multiple-risk-factor approach." J Cardiovasc Nurs 1(4): 1-14.
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Fentress, DW, Masek, BJ et al. (1986). "Biofeedback and relaxation-response training in the treatment of pediatric migraine." Dev Med Child Neurol 28(2): 139-46.
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Day, RC and Sadek, SN (1982). "The effect of Benson's relaxation response on the anxiety levels of Lebanese children under stress." J Exp Child Psychol 34(2): 350-6.
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Shapiro, AP, Benson, H et al. (1979). "The role of stress in hypertension." J Human Stress 5(2): 7-26.
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Benson, H, Frankel, FH et al. (1978). "Treatment of anxiety: a comparison of the usefulness of self-hypnosis and a meditational relaxation technique. An overview." Psychother Psychosom 30(3-4): 229-42.
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Benson, H, Kotch, JB et al. (1978). "Stress and hypertension: interrelations and management." Cardiovasc Clin 9(1): 113-24.
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Benson, H (1977). "Can hypertension be induced by stress? A case discussion." J Human Stress 3(1): 4-11.
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Benson, H, Klemchuk, HP et al. (1974). "The usefulness of the relaxation response in the therapy of headache." Headache 14(1): 49-52.
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